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Swindon Engineering Society offices in Emlyn Square, 1929

Swindon Engineering Society offices in Emlyn Square, 1929


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Filename: R6 009.jpg

Size: 3000 x 2306 (851KB)

Date: 15th August 2007

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

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Swindon Engineering Society offices in Emlyn Square, 1929

The offices were on the corner of Emlyn Square and Oxford Street.
W J Knees the newsagent can be seen to the left of the image

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Cottage Swindon Village


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This print takes us back to the year 1929, capturing a glimpse of the Swindon Engineering Society offices in Emlyn Square. Nestled on the corner of Emlyn Square and Oxford Street, this historic building stands as a testament to Swindon's rich engineering heritage. The architectural charm is evident, with its elegant design showcasing a perfect blend of village-like aesthetics and hints of Oxford influence. As we delve deeper into this snapshot from the past, our attention is drawn towards W J Knees, the newsagent situated to the left of the image. A familiar face within the community, Mr. Knees adds an element of everyday life to this scene frozen in time. The photograph emanates a sense of pride and accomplishment that was undoubtedly felt by those who worked within these walls during that era. It serves as a reminder of how vital engineering societies were in shaping Swindon's industrial landscape. Preserved meticulously at STEAM Museum of GWR (Great Western Railway), this print offers visitors an opportunity to step back into history and appreciate both Swindon's vibrant past and its enduring legacy as an engineering hub. Through such glimpses into our collective memory, we gain insight into how communities thrived amidst progress and change while cherishing their local identity – embodied by places like Emlyn Square.

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